National Service CEO Announces $1.7 Million in Social Innovation Funds to Greater Cincinnati Organizations

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National Service CEO Announces $1.7 Million in Social Innovation Funds to Greater Cincinnati Organizations
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: 
Jan 28, 2011

Tours Local AmeriCorps Sites to Highlight National Service Putting Cincinnatians to Work

Washington, DC— Patrick A. Corvington, CEO of the Corporation for National and Community Service, will announce more than $1 million in federal and private funds to Cincinnati organizations who implement innovative solutions to help local youth achieve academic and social success.

Corvington will be joined by Robert C. Reifsnyder, president and CEO of the United Way of Greater Cincinnati, and Kathryn E. Merchant, president and CEO of the Greater Cincinnati Foundation at the announcement event on Monday, January 31.

After the announcement, Corvington will highlight the impact of national service programs in Greater Cincinnati and tour local AmeriCorps programs, including the Hard-Hatted Women AmeriCorps VISTA project in Cincinnati and the Brighton Job Opportunity Center in Newport, Ky. These programs help individuals and families achieve economic stability by promoting learning opportunities, skill development, and employment resources.

National service has been critical in solving problems and making an impact locally in Greater Cincinnati and statewide in Ohio.

In Cincinnati, 110 AmeriCorps members work with 7 programs, including Project ACE, Community Strengthening Against Foreclosure, YWCA, and Hard Hatted Women. Over 5,200 individuals participated in Learn and Serve America projects administered by the University of Cincinnati/Center for Community engagement and over 650 seniors participate with our local Senior Corps programs.

Statewide, CNCS provides more than $26 million to support Ohio communities through national service. More than 1,300 AmeriCorps members work on 79 projects – teaching individuals work skills, increasing the financial literacy of residents, and track foreclosed and vacant buildings to be redeveloped into affordable housing. Over 17,700 seniors participate in 41 Senior Corps programs projects, mentoring youth from disadvantaged communities and providing support to veterans and military families. CNCS programs engage more than 33,000 Ohio students in community service linked to academic achievement and the development of civic skills.

Below is the schedule of events.


Monday, January 31, 2011

WHAT: Patrick Corvington will announce over $1 million in federal and private funds to support Cincinnati programs that provide “cradle to career” services to local youth.

WHEN: 10 a.m.

WHERE: Xavier University Schiff Conference Center
1624 Herald Ave
Cincinnati, Ohio 45207

OPEN PRESS

WHAT: Corvington will tour Hard Hatted Women Project at YWCA to highlight national service at work in Cincinnati.

WHEN: 1:00 p.m.

WHERE: YWCA of Greater Cincinnati
898 Walnut Street
Cincinnati, Ohio 45202

OPEN PRESS

WHAT: Corvington will tour Brighton Job Opportunity Center to highlight national service at work in Northern Kentucky.

WHEN: 3:00 p.m.

WHERE: Brighton Center Job Opportunity Center
601 Washington Avenue, Suite 140
Newport, KY 41071

OPEN PRESS


 
About the Corporation for National and Community Service:

The Corporation for National and Community Service is a federal agency that engages more than five million Americans in service through its Senior Corps, AmeriCorps, and Learn and Serve America programs, and leads President Obama's national call to service initiative, United We Serve. For more information, visit NationalService.gov.

Media Contact

Samantha Jo Warfield
(202) 606-6775
sjwarfield@cns.gov

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